River­stone Named CVLUX Com­mu­nity of the Year

The Fresno Bee - - Realestate / Auto -

The new year is get­ting off to a great start for River­stone, the 2,000-acre, amenity-rich, fam­ily-cen­tric mas­ter­planned com­mu­nity just north of Fresno. Fol­low­ing its top hon­ors in 2018 as the Na­tion’s Best Mas­ter­Planned Com­mu­nity awarded by the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Home Builders, River­stone has just been named the CVLUX 2019 Lux­ury Award Win­ner for Com­mu­nity of the Year — a pres­ti­gious ac­co­lade that hon­ors only the best of the best in the Cen­tral Val­ley.

“This is an­other note­wor­thy win for our com­mu­nity and we are ob­vi­ously ex­tremely pleased with the award, es­pe­cially when you con­sider that it came from the vot­ing pub­lic,” says River­stone’s Tim Jones. “Whether it’s this re­cent win or the NAHB’s Na­tion’s Best Mas­ter­Planned Com­mu­nity hon­ors we took home in 2018, the recog­ni­tion is a tes­ta­ment to the hard work put in by our team and val­ued part­ners — and the over­all vi­sion we had many years ago to ven­ture far be­yond the con­cept of the typ­i­cal sub­ur­ban planned com­mu­nity. As I’ve said be­fore, our goal has al­ways been the cre­ation of a pro­gres­sive, for­ward-think­ing Cen­tral Val­ley com­mu­nity that fam­i­lies sim­ply love — a place that in­cor­po­rates top qual­ity, in­no­va­tive de­sign and a wealth of fun, cre­ative ameni­ties while pay­ing homage to the agrar­ian spirit of Madera, Fresno and Clo­vis.”

“From the very be­gin­ning, the River­stone team has had an un­wa­ver­ing

con­vic­tion re­gard­ing the au­then­tic­ity of place,” says Todd Larner, se­nior prin­ci­pal of com­mu­nity plan­ning and de­sign at Wil­liam Hez­mal­halch Ar­chi­tects and lead plan­ner for River­stone. “The unique na­ture of the project en­abled us to in­cor­po­rate all the things that make a com­mu­nity a great place to call home. At its essence, River­stone is evo­lu­tion­ary. It’s all about the el­e­ments of home, food, gath­er­ing and ad­ven­ture. When you com­bine th­ese things to­gether in an au­then­tic and sim­ple-yet-el­e­gant way, the ex­pe­ri­ence be­comes time­less.”

A to­tal of five na­tional and lo­cal home­builders are cur­rently craft­ing just about ev­ery con­ceiv­able no­tion of home at River­stone within the com­mu­nity’s first two neigh­bor­hoods — the Lodge Dis­trict and the Town Cen­ter Dis­trict. Wa­then Cas­tanos Homes and Bon­adelle Neigh­bor­hoods are the two new­est home­builders at River­stone, of­fer­ing buy­ers a mul­ti­tude of stylish, in­no­va­tive new-home de­signs to fit ev­ery bud­get.

Many new ameni­ties are com­ing to the Lodge Dis­trict neigh­bor­hood, a fam­ily-friendly enclave an­chored by res­i­dents’ fa­vorite hang­out: the cen­tral com­mu­nity club­house known as The Lodge. Two more neigh­bor­hood parks are on the way (which will bring the to­tal to five), and tail-wag­ging fun will soon be found at Cen­tral Bark, River­stone’s new dog park, which is cur­rently un­der con­struc­tion.

The fu­ture hik­ing and bik­ing trails at River­stone are planned to even­tu­ally link all of the res­i­den­tial dis­tricts to­gether.

The first trail com­pleted is an­tic­i­pated to in­ter­sect ex­ist­ing agri­cul­tural lands and ex­tend to an over­look af­ford­ing pic­turesque or­chard vis­tas.

Also com­ing to River­stone is a fu­ture on-site el­e­men­tary school that will be­long to the Golden Val­ley Uni­fied School Dis­trict. An award-win­ning dis­trict known for its aca­demic ex­cel­lence and strong ath­let­ics pro­gram, Golden Val­ley USD com­prises nine schools serv­ing nearly 2,000 stu­dents. The dis­trict main­tains an ex­cep­tional stu­dent-teacher ra­tio of 24:1, and was named a Sil­ver Award re­cip­i­ent for Best High Schools from U.S. News & World Re­port.

The fu­ture ed­u­ca­tion cam­pus at River­stone is planned to ac­com­mo­date 625 stu­dents and fea­ture 21st cen­tury class­rooms, a state-of-the-art li­brary/ me­dia cen­ter, a ded­i­cated mu­sic room, out­door learn­ing spa­ces, a large out­door am­phithe­ater and a dy­namic sports com­plex.

Sit­u­ated in the heart of the re­gion’s path of growth, River­stone — when com­plete — will to­tal ap­prox­i­mately 6,578 sin­gle-fam­ily, at­tached and multi-fam­ily homes as well as com­mer­cial and mixed-use space in­clud­ing of­fice, ser­vice and re­tail.

Ameni­ties at River­stone are an­tic­i­pated to in­clude walk­a­ble neigh­bor­hoods, parks and open space, mul­ti­ple com­mu­nity club­houses, hik­ing and bik­ing trails, a dog park, a com­mu­nity farm, his­toric olive and cit­rus groves, a sus­tain­able wa­ter sup­ply and on-site schools.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the new-home com­mu­nity of River­stone and its col­lec­tions of new homes from Bon­adelle Neigh­bor­hoods, D.R. Hor­ton, Len­nar, McCaffrey Homes and Wa­then Cas­tanos Homes, home­buy­ers are en­cour­aged to visit the com­mu­nity’s web­site at www.River­stoneCA.com and add their name to the in­ter­est list.

A com­mu­nity club­house like no other, The Lodge fea­tures a great room with Wi-Fi, state-of-the-art fit­ness cen­ter, two swim­ming pools and spa with pool­side ca­banas, an out­door bar with firepits, demon­stra­tion kitchen, com­mu­nity gar­den, out­fit­ter’s cabin and an on-site concierge.

Just a short walk away from River­stone’s new homes, Pav­il­ion Park fea­tures play equip­ment, shaded pic­nic ar­eas and an en­closed mini field de­signed for soc­cer and field hockey. It’s just one of many parks in the com­mu­nity’s Lodge Dis­trict res­i­den­tial neigh­bor­hood.

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